Basketball Tendencies – How to Defend a Driver or Shooter

In this video we talk about the safe way to guard a player with the basketball and also consider their basketball tendencies.

Scouting your opponent’s tendencies in basketball is important in giving you an advantage when you come to play.

Here is the video…

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How to Defend a Driver or Shooter

Basketball Skill Acquisition

  • Scouting / Observing Opponents
  • Game Strategy
  • Decision Making
  • Risk and Safety
  • Ball Harrassment
  • Shot Harrassment
  • Contesting
  • Tendencies
  • Pattern and Behaviour Recognition

Basketball Drill Purpose

To help explain and demonstrate the foundational basketball concepts of safe guarding distance when defending a driver or when defending a shooter.

Basketball Equipment Needed

1 Ball and 2 players (1 offense and 1 defense)
Play 1 on 1 recognising what your opponent likes to do.

How To Do The Skill (Watch Video)

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